Admissions Requirements

A completed graduate degree application includes:

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better is required for all programs
  • Official transcripts verifying conferral of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. In addition, include transcripts from all other college(s) or universities you attended. All transcripts must be sent directly from the institutions to the Admissions Office at
  • GRE scores are required for the following programs only:
    • MS in Biology
    • MS in Applied Meteorology
    • MS in Environmental Science and Policy
    • MA in Historic Preservation
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • A statement of interest and intent (2-3 pages) explaining your motivation for pursuing graduate studies and describe how your intended program relates to your personal and professional goals.
  • A current résumé
  • Three professional recommendations from past or current supervisors, professors, or colleagues.
  • A signed New Hampshire Residency Confirmation form (NH residents only)
  • A non-refundable application fee
    • $75 for master’s degrees
    • $100 for CAGS and EdD degrees.

Graduate Certificate programs have different admissions requirements – learn more!

Additional Program Specific Requirements

  • Counselor Education and School Psychology programs – Participate in the admissions interview – this is a half-day event held in January, April, July, and October and involves an informational session along with a group interview. Participation is open to any prospective student and is not dependent on students having completed the application process. To schedule your admissions interview, please call (603) 535-3119
  • Master of Science (MS) programs – many have additional program specific requirements
  • CAGS in Educational Leadership programs
    • A personal interview with the program coordinator
    • Professional writing sample – you may choose to create a writing sample for this application, or may use previously created work that has been submitted academically or written for professional reasons. You (the applicant) must be the sole author of the sample submitted. The sample should be of publishable quality and demonstrate your ability to communicate in writing.
  • EdD programs
    • Admission is competitive and limited annually to one cohort of highly qualified individuals. The EdD degree is open to individuals who possess a master’s degree and at least five years of successful experience in education and who have demonstrated evidence of potential for
    • Preference will be given to those with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) or its equivalent.
    • Admissions deadline is March 1 of each year for cohort that begins in July.
    • Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a group interview session with the Doctoral Admissions Review Committee.
  • International Students – please visit see international student requirements.


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